What does it mean by an instance of a data type?

Glad to help, You are welcome :slightly_smiling_face:

perfect way to explain it to beginners like us. getting it 1st hand.

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Your explanation was really great.

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Thank you so much! Really appreciated the analogy, it certainly clarified it for me :grinning:

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For a newbie in IT, this explanation is so helpful. Thank you so much.

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thanks a lot. It really helped

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I found a good non-tech analogy that works for me to understand this concept.
Essentially, imagine that humans are a class in programming (hence, data type)- and specifically you (e.g. Emil)-are an instance of that class(data type). And you (an instance) have all kinds of properties (telephone, email, address) and methods (you can call, send email, etc) that are specific only to your certain class(data type=human).
I hope that helps to someone.

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Tnx dude, very good explanation.
I began reviewing all JS from scratch to get a solid foundation, and you helped towards that objective

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You’re welcome. Happy I was able to help. :slightly_smiling_face:

Thank you so much! Your explanation helped me understand better. The analogy is perfect!

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